Sweet Iron Baby Pelham Arched - An arched mouthpiece is a straight mouthpiece that is slightly bent. This mouthpiece exerts even pressure on the complete tongue. An arched mouthpiece has a sharper effect than a jointed or elliptical mouthpiece. If the horse needs more freedom of the tongue then there are mouthpieces with various degrees of tongue freedom available: the low port and the medium port.
Sweet iron will rust when in contact with (air) humidity. The surface rust tastes sweet and naturally stimulates the saliva production. This will cause the horse to salivate more which will encourage the horse to take more contact.
The process of rusting (oxidation) changes the blue colour of the Trust-bit to a brownish-grey. A sweet iron but will develop an orange-brown rust layer on the mouthpiece if it is temporarily not used. This is easily removes by wiping it off with a damp cloth.
Mode of Action:
These bits act on three different points on the horse's head: via the tongue on the lower jaw, through the leverage of the cheek pieces on the neck and via the curb chain on the lower jaw. The rein aid is distributed over the various pressure points on the horse's head. This enables the rider to have better influence and control, e.g. with strong or stormy horses.
Correct basic training and rideability should be a prerequisite for using such bits. Since the horse's lower jaw is very sensitive and only covered with a thin layer of skin, a curb chain pad should always be used as a cushion.
Available in 11.5 cm - 14.5 cm
16 mm thickness